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Roche Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 19 Nov 2019

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Sourcing Manager in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company has a wonderful corporate culture at the Mississauga campus. They encourage employee wellness and promote social activities, and are flexible and accommodating when it comes to work-life balance. The campus is beautifully constructed with lots of natural light, adaptive work stations, a full cafeteria, gym, and casual seating areas.

    Cons

    Departmental processes need to be less complex and more organized, but this is something that's already being worked on. Other than that, not much!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep site staff in the loop with up and coming goals, accomplishments and organizational updates.

    Roche2019-03-12
  2. "Excellent workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON

    I have been working at Roche full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, excellent work-life balance, everyone is left to themselves to be responsible and meet deadlines

    Cons

    Can get a bureaucratic only because of the company's sheer size

    Roche2019-05-27
  3. "Entry level job"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance Great benefits Supportive work environment

    Cons

    Some favoritism in upper management.

    Roche2019-04-20
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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     in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Too many meetings and process

    Roche2018-10-26
  5. "excellent work life balance"

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche for more than 3 years

    Pros

    work life balance, supportive team, positive team environment, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    projects get cancelled due to constraints, and this impacts job stability

    Roche2018-08-23
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with awesome pipeline"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Depending on your manager, you get real career development conversations Great work-life balance, flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Can be very bureaucratic People stay here for a long time (because they love their jobs!) so there isn't a lot of movement in the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging a culture of speaking up and challenge.

    Roche2018-03-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Typical corporate environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Roche full-time

    Pros

    - Strong products and pipeline - Flexible, friendly environment - Great work-life balance, can work from home - On-site gym, subsidized cafeteria - Beautiful office

    Cons

    - Coming onslaught of biosimilars - Sterile, inauthentic environment - Pay is below industry average - Politics and cool-aid like in all big companies

    Roche2018-03-05
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Manager Gov't Relations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Roche full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Talented people, development opportunities, work life balance, flexible work arrangements, decent pay and vacation and benefits. Great products and mission to help patients.

    Cons

    Compliance and process is very challenging. Bogged down in so much administrative red tape. Makes being creative and innovative difficult. Customers think company has gone too far with compliance. Some infighting of the CDN Executive Team.

    Advice to Management

    Need to simplify compliance and processes. Company is consumed with internal rules and total risk avoidance. Appropriate innovation and creativity environment is lacking as a result.

    Roche2016-11-12
  9. "4 Months Coop Experience"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    - very enjoyable culture and people - management really cares about personal growth and development - amazing work-life balance; on-site gym, create caf - create place work work!

    Cons

    - need better communication from upper management

    Roche2016-11-02
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great worklife balance and passionate and motivated staff."

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Roche

    Pros

    Flexible, great work life balance, lots of workplace activities and opportunities for learning Passionate Staff Gym

    Cons

    Really none... can't say enough good things.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Valuing your employees will always payoff in the future.

    Roche2016-08-26
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